State tells businesses: You must ‘verify’ vax records of customers

In private businesses, ‘vaccinated individuals will be required to show their vaccine cards.’

They’re here! Those COVID-19 “passports” that have been discussed so much are becoming a reality in Oregon.

It’s because the state has mandated that all businesses, employers and churches must continue to enforce a mask requirement for everyone unless they have a policy for “checking for proof of vaccination status of individuals,” and request and review “each individual’s proof of vaccination.”

The state’s previously imposed masking and distancing requirements must be enforced against anyone who “has declined to provide such proof,” the state has instructed.

The state also said masks still are required for those who are fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination status in health care settings, in jails, in youth detention centers, in shelters and transitional house, in K-12 schools, on planes, buses and trains and in transportation hubs.